I should not have to introduce you to Jeff Chang’s book of the above title cause it’s brilliant. Of the good dozen of hip-hop-related books I’ve read, this easily takes the cake and keeps the candles, too. Quite simply, if you know enough English and claim to be a hip-hop head, you should have read this or you will never know what the hell you’re talking about. ;)

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Now, I’m not getting into posting e-books, but this is the companion CD to the book, basically a mixtape that takes you back into the history of hip-hop on an audio trip through soundbites and song snippets. Mixed by DJ Sharp and DJ Icewater, and narrated by Quannum Records’ own Chief Xcel, Gift of Gab, Joyo, Lateef and Lyrics Born.

PROLOGUE

1 D-Sharp Just Can’t Stop

SIPPLE OUT DEH

2 Kingston /73 – Lyrics Born

Zen’s in this time mix

3 Ballistic Affair – Leroy Smart

War ina Babylon – Max Romeo

Leggo – Jah Lion

Black Vest – The Upsetters

4 Dub Explosion – Lyrics Born

King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown

– Augustus Pablo

BLOOD AND FIRE, WITH MORE MUSIC

5 Bronx ’68 – Lateef the Truth Speaker

6 War and Peace – The Gangs of the Bronx

7 Ghetto Brother Power – Ghetto Brothers

DJ KOOL HERC MAKES A NAME

8 A Creation Myth – Joyo

D-Sharps Back to Sedgewick Mix

9 Fencewalk – Mandrill

I Wouldn’t Change a Thing – Coke Escovedo

You’ll Like It Too – Funkadelic

Son of Scorpio – Dennis Coffey

Give It Up Turnit Loose – James Brown

Kool is Back – Funk Inc.

10 Call Me Herc – DJ Kool Herc

Shaft in Africa – Johnny Pate

11 The Start of Something Big – Joyo

SOUL SALVATION

12 BAM POWER! – Pow Wow & Jazzy Jay

Bambaataa’s Theme – Afrika Bambaataa

13 Bam’s Faith – Afrika Bambaataa & Jazzy Jeff

14 Live at the Bronx River – Lisa Lee

FURIOUS STYLES

15 The Summer of ’79 at the T-Connection

-Grandmaster Melle Mel

16 Three Anonymous Rappers – Lyrics Born

Good Timing – DJ Icewater

17 Hip Hop on a records?!?!! – Chuck D

D-Sharp’s Hip-Hop on Wax Supreme B-Boy Mix

18 Rapping Ain’t No Thing – The Boogie Boys

Philosophy Rappin’ Spree – Super 3

19 Superappin’ – Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five

Rapping & Rocking the House – Funky 4 + 1 More

At the Party – Treacherous Three

Daisy Lady – 7th Wonder

Expansions – Lonnie Liston Smith

Dance to the Drummer’s Beat – Herman Kelly & Life

It’s Just Begun – Jimmy Castor Bunch

1982 ETERNAL

20 Worldwide Understanding – Crazy Legs

D-Sharp’s at the Roxy Mix

21 At the Dixie – Fantastic Five Freaks

Rapture – Blondie

Jazzy Sensation – Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force

Mt. Airy Groove – Pieces of a Dream

22 Going Downtown – Popmaster Fabel

23 The Reagan Era – Kool Lady Blue

Genius of Love – Tom Tom Club

Here Comes That Beat – Pumpkin All Stars

The Message – Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five

THINGS FALL APART

24 The Other Planet Rock – Chief Xcel

Indio Danca Na Roda – Curumin

(Quannum Exclusive)

25 Cokane in My Brain – Dillinger

26 Rick’s Ready Rock – Chief Xcel

27 The Batteram (Commercial Version) – Toddy Tee

WHAT WE GOT TO SAY

28 The Ultimate Black Melting Pot – Chuck D

D-Sharp’s Whylin’ On The Island Mix

29 Strong Island – JVC Force

Pump That Bass (Get a Little Stupid Yo..) – Original Concept

30 The Name That Changed Everything – Bill Stephney

Don’t Believe the Hype – Public Enemy

Eric B. is President – Eric B. & Rakim

It’s My Thing – EPMD

It’s My Turn – Stezo

Rebel Without a Pause – Public Enemy

I Ain’t No Joke – Eric B. & Rakim

THE CULTURE ASSASINS

31 West Coast Poplock – Ronnie Hudson

32 Uncle Jam’s Army – Gift of Gab

33 Things Done Change – Gift of Gab

34 The New Blues – Gift of Gab

35 Murder Rap – Above the Law

Ya Better Bring a Gun -King Tee & Mixmaster Spade

Gangsta Gangsta – NWA

Rhyme’s Too Funny – Compton’s Most Wanted

How Ya Livin’ – Low Profile

Ruthless Villain – Eazy E & MC Ren

F– Tha Police – NWA

GONNA WORK IT OUT

36 Risking it All – Joyo Velarde

37 A Vision of Peace – Daude Sherrills

38 Peace Treaty (White Label Mix) – KAM

NEW WORLD ORDER

39 The First Coast – DJ Kool Herc

40 Revelation Time -Lateef The Truth Speaker

41 Cell Therapy – Goodie Mob

42 A New Generation – Lateef The Truth Speaker

Icewater’s Better World Mix

43 If – Maroons

44 Last Trumpet Remix – Lyrics Born

(Quannum Exclusive)

45 Cade O Mocoto (Essa Coisa) – Curumin

(Quannum Exclusive)

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop – The Next Lesson – DJ D-Sharp & DJ Icewater (2005)

Peace!

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